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post #11 of 83 Old 02-23-2013, 02:43 PM
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One of my all time favorite books is Travels by Michael Crighton.
It is non fiction and is very good. MC was such an odd duck, It is his auto biography, with insights into his wierdness.

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Anything by Clive Cussler (remember the movie Sahara with Matthew McConaughey and Penelope Cruz? It was based off a Clive Cussler book) or Robert Jordan (The Wheel of Time series). I also love anything by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (The Dragonlance Chronicles).
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For a bit spooky I always liked the Odd Thomas series by Dean Kootz, its been a long time since I have read those. I actually am probably going to reread them now that I'm thinking about it. ;)
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If you're looking for a good scary story (not necessarily ghosts, but still good), consider Stephen King. I strongly suggest his Dark Tower series. That's also similar to LOTR, but...not, you know? It's not nearly as scary as some of his other stuff.

Also, the Game of Thrones books by George R.R. Martin (the song of fire and ice that was mentioned earlier) are awesome.

If you like mystery thrillers, you might consider Jeffrey Deaver. I love his books about Lincoln Rhyme.

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post #16 of 83 Old 02-23-2013, 05:10 PM
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Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks. It isn't JUST a romance story, but is actually pretty twisted. Going to be uber pissed if they mess up the movie!

The Search by Nora Roberts. Again, not just a romance novel. I had a really hard time putting it down, even when I read it the second time.

Uhm. Going through Kindle now. Hahaha.

How do you feel about books set in a different time period? I really enjoyed Into the Wilderness by Sara Donati. Also was really surprised at how good the Hunger Games trilogy was, even though I was an adult reading a 'teen' series. The Lincoln Lawyer Novel was excellent, and there are some other books of the same type with the same characters by the author, Michael Connelly.

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"Mr and Mrs Fitzwilliam Darcy, Two Shall Become One", by Sharon Lathan - Absolutely outstanding, can't put it down read! I highly recommend. She wrote this book shortly after the movie, "Pride and Prejudice" was made, (Keira Knightly, Matthew Macfadyen), and when you begin the first paragraph you're hooked. It begins where the movie ends, and we get to have a first glimpse into their wedding, wedding night, honeymoon, and Lizzie's first year as the Mistress of Pemberley. Absolute attention to detail like you can't believe. Oh! And let's not forget-there are always lots of horses :)

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Is safe haven the movie that is out? I just ordered Montana Blue for my Nook but as soon as I get back from dinner I'm going to look into some more of these books you guys listed. Dean Koontz looks really good and Smrobs... Are you crazy? Last time I read a Steven King novel I couldn't sleep for a week!!!!!!

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I really enjoyed Francena H. Arnolds books, even though they're 'older.' Romance, with a twist of mystery and other themes. My favorites were Straight Down a Crooked Lane and Not My Will.

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Garden Of Angels- Lurlene McDaniels
The Fence My Father Built- Linda S Clare
Everneath - Brodi Ashton (AMAZING twist on the story of Persephone and Hades I couldnt put it down! Its so heartbreaking.)

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...Smrobs... Are you crazy? Last time I read a Steven King novel I couldn't sleep for a week!!!!!!
LOL, I still really suggest the Dark Tower series. It's kind of a mix of sci-fi, western, fantasy, and thriller. There isn't much horror in it at all.


Oh, and one I forgot. I really enjoyed the Earth's Children series by Jean Auel (sp?). Other than some really repetitious descriptive passages, they were really good. She has a habit of taking 3 pages to describe every plant and leaf in a valley they come across or every dwelling they enter .
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